Abiola Keller, PA-C, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Abiola Keller
Abiola Keller, PA-C, M.P.H., Ph.D.Marquette University

Clark Hall, 363

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-8569

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Highest Degree

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

Courses Taught

HEAL 1025 - Culture and Health

Research Interests

Patient-provider communication, Behavioral health access and quality, Chronic disease self-management, Health disparities and equity

Professional Affiliations

  • American Public Health Association
  • AcademyHealth
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine


  • Population Health
  • Physician Assistant

Selected Publications

Halbach P and Keller AO. Evaluating Motivational Interviewing Physician Assistant Curricula. J Physician Assist Educ. 2017;28(3):132-137. doi: 10.1097/JPA.0000000000000133. NIHMSID 887564

Keller AO, Valdez CR, Schwei RJ, and Jacobs EA. Disclosure of Depression Symptoms in Primary Care: A Qualitative Study of Women’s Perceptions. Women’s Health Issues. 2016;26(5):529-36. PMCID: PMC5026909.

Thompson MN, Diestelmann J, Cole O, Keller A, & Minami T. Influence of Social Class Perceptions on Attributions of Clients in Psychotherapy among Mental Health Professionals. Psychology Research. 2014; 24(6):640-50.

Keller AO, Gangnon R, and Witt WP. Favorable Ratings of Providers’ Communication Behaviors among U.S. Women with Depression. Women’s Health Issues. 2013 Sep; 23(5):e309-e317. PMCID: PMC3828677.

Keller AO, Gangnon R, and Witt WP. The Impact of Patient-Provider Communication and Language Spoken on Adequacy of Depression Treatment for U.S. Women. Health Communication. 2014; 29(7):646-55. Epub 2013 Oct. 22. NIHMSID549621. PMCID: PMC399175.

Keller A, Litzelman K, Wisk L, Cheng ER, Maddox T, and Witt WP. Does the Perception that Stress Affects Health Matter? The Association with Health and Mortality. Health Psychology. 2012 Sep; 31(5):677-84. Epub 2011 Dec 26. PMCID: PMC3374921.

Witt WP, Keller A, Gottlieb C, Litzelman K, Hampton J, Maguire J, and Hagen, EW. Access to Adequate Outpatient Depression Care for Mothers in the USA: A Nationally Representative

Population-Based Study. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2011 Apr; 38(2), 191-204.  PMCID: PMC2978800.


  • 2017 The NCCPA Health Foundation, Healing Health Literacy at Two Urban Low-Income Clinics
    Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Joshua Knox)
  • 2016 Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation Dr. Judith Stitt Women’s Faculty Scholar Award, Access to Physical Activity Health Education among Individuals with Depression.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • 2015 Clinical Research Scholar, Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin
  • 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections, Examining the Impact of Diagnosis and Treatment by Non-Physician Primary Care Providers on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Depression Care
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • 2014 NIH Loan Repayment Program in Health Disparities Research, Improving the Quality and Equity of Depression Treatment in Primary Care
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • 2014 Physician Assistant Education AssociationSupport to Advance Research(STAR) Program, Awardee